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I Didn’t Embezzle N400m – Ezea

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, Mr. Okey Ezea, on Monday denied allegations that he embezzled about N400m meant for the campaign of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in the state. The alleged embezzlement has been cited as one of the reasons behind the party’s poor outing in the 2015 general elections in Enugu State. The allegation has ...

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Kashamu: How I Escaped Abduction

-Says Adoke’s Friend Leaked Plot To Him Ogun-East senator-elect, Buruji Kashamu has said that he got wind of the plot to abduct him and take him to the United States to face charges of idrugs through a friend of attorney general of the federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN). He said this in a petition dated April 15, ...

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Federal Pensioners Protest in Abeokuta

Scores of federal government retirees protested on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital over non-payment of their pension allowances, during which they also accused President Goodluck Jonathan of diverting their funds on campaign for the March 28 election. The pensioners who stormed Iwe Irohin House of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at Oke-Ilewo were seen displaying placards with various inscriptions, ...

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Osun Police Nab Election Murder Suspect

The Police in Osun State have arrested one Olagbaju Tajudeen, 45, in connection with the murder of one Dare George during the April 11 governorship elections in Ile-Ife. The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Mrs Folasade Odoro, disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo. The statement said Tajudeen was arrested on April 30, in Okerewe, Ile-Ife. It said a pump ...

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Employment Scam Lands Oshogbo Resident In Jail

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has sentenced Happiness Eboh to five years in prison for duping some persons seeking employment with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. According to a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Sunday by the NSCDC, Justice Babs Kuewumi found Eboh guilty on the count of conspiracy. He, therefore, ...

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NDDC Director Denies N2.4b Fraud

Executive director of projects in Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Tuoyo Omatsuli, accused of being involved in a N2.4 billion fraud in the commission has denied the allegation. The Managing Director of the NDDC, Mr. Bassey Dan-Abia, the commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Henry Ogiri, and Omatsuli, were all fingered in the alleged fraud. A group of activists ...

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Ihedioha Blames Executive For Corruption

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, yesterday blamed the executive arm of government of failing to curb the wide spread of corruption in the country. Ihedioha made the accusation in Benin, when he led other members of the House to condole with the House Minority Whip, Mr Samson Osagie, over the demise of his father. The ...

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Kuku Refutes Amnesty Post Extension Plot

Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, has said that he was not plotting to stay on as the head of the organisation after May 29. Kuku, who is the Special Adviser to President Jonathan on Niger Delta, made the clarification following strident calls by some influential Niger Delta individuals and groups on the incoming administration of Gen. ...

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Court Squashes APC’s Suit Against Fayose

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday struck out a suit filed by the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers, challenging the removal of the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin and his deputy, Adesegun Orisalade. Justice Saliu Saidu, who gave the ruling, awarded a cost of N100, 000 against Omirin and 18 other lawmakers. The judge ...

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Eguru/Aguda Residents Shun Electricity Bills

Eguru/Aguda Community Development Association has instructed its residents to halt payment of the April power bills due to what it calls “arbitrary, crazy and estimation billing”. In a letter signed by the Chairman, Chief Ebere Ubani and General Secretary, Olaseni Ogungbadero and sent to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mushin Business District, dated April 16 and made available to our ...

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